In case you haven’t heard, Los Angeles Lakers Guard Kobe Bryant is about to make entertainment history this weekend, and we were forwarded the press release about this special event highlighting his new enshrinement in the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
At this special event we also heard that comedian George Lopez will be one of the many folks invited to speak at the ceremony that has started to accumulate an all star cast of who’s who in Hollywood on who will attend.
Check out the press release;
Legendary Los Angeles Lakers’ shooting guard Kobe Bryant who is to become the first athlete to have his hands and feet etched in concrete at the world renowned Grauman’s Chinese Theater on February 19, 2011 will be celebrated by late night TV’s Jimmy Kimmel and George Lopez. Kimmel will host the ceremony and Lopez will be the keynote speaker. LA Lakers Executive Vice President Jeanie Buss will speak along with Veteran Los Angeles KCBS sports anchor Jim Hill. The historic event is being presented by title sponsor Hollywood Suit Outlet along with Vitamin Water and Panini America.
The ceremony will be held in the forecourt at Grauman’s beginning at 2:30 p.m. and will last for approximately an hour. Hollywood Blvd. will be partially closed to through traffic beginning earlier that day to make way for the parade of stars, sports fans and over 100 media outlets from all over the world who will converge on the Hollywood landmark for the festivity.
The ceremony will be followed later that evening with a star studded gala event at Hollywood’s Boulevard 3 where Bryant will celebrate with more than 1,000 VIP guests and select members of the public. The entire day of events is the brainchild of event producer Jeru Tillman of Southfield Village Entertainment who stated, “ Kobe Bryant is one of the most talented athletes of all times. I’m pleased to help craft this historic event which will honor him for the many years of entertainment he has given the world.”
Mr. Bryant has been named Most Valuable Player of the NBA finals for the past two years, and has won five NBA championships in his career. He has twice been the NBA scoring champion and was part of the gold medal winning U.S.A. Basketball Men’s National Team at the 2008 Olympics. Throughout his 14‐year career, Mr. Bryant has become a pillar in the world wide philanthropic community specifically dealing with children’s charities. He has enjoyed a long relationship with St. Jude’s Hospital, After School All Stars, The Boys & Girls Club of America and has granted more wishes than any other NBA athlete to children with life threatening medical conditions via the Make–A‐Wish Foundation. Through his Kobe Bryant Family Foundation and the Kobe China Fund, he has sponsored Hispanic and African American children with scholarships, leadership grants and cultural exchanges allowing them to learn Mandarin and martial arts as well as donated for the relief efforts of victims of the Schezuan earthquake.
Mr. Bryant will join over 200 stars including Marilyn Monroe, Brad Pitt, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Will Smith, Harrison Ford and John Wayne who have had their hand and footprint ceremonies.
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